The City Council is committed to keeping Placentia a pleasant place by providing a safe family atmosphere, superior public services and policies that promote the highest standards of community life.
Located in the northern section of Orange County, California neighboring Yorba Linda & Fullerton. The population was 50,533 at the 2010 census, up from 46,488 at the 2000 census. This includes the community of Atwood, which is included in the city of Placentia, and is located in its southernmost quadrant. Primarily known as a bedroom community, Placentia is known for its quiet neighborhoods and strong public safety.
Once heralded as an ‘All American City’, Placentia is best known for its simple lifestyle and family atmosphere with it’s two high schools, numerous youth athletic programs and annual events such as the Heritage Festival and Parade.